Archive | August 2011

Springtime

You know when Springtime is here when you can see all the beautiful flowers blooming. Flowers always seem to brighten any room and any mood. Here are some pictures that I took around my area 🙂

   

Spring time means bright colors!! Can’t wait 🙂

Japan

Another love of mine is travelling!! Last year I was able to fulfill one of my dream places to visit : Japan!! Ever since I was in high school I dreamt about going to this place and at last I was able to go. It definitely lived up to all the expectations that I had in my mind. The people were all so polite and helpful with directions. (*I was even mistaken for a Japanese person and asked for directions which I found was hilarious!) I was able to put my Japanese to use and was able to navigate around when we were lost. The food is delicious! I have never had so much Japanese food in my life! Soba noodles, Ramen (my fave) Sushi, Bento boxes, tempura. Plus the scenery is sooo beautiful. Especially in Kyoto. We managed to stay at a Ryokan (traditional Japanese place where you sleep on tatami mats and bathe in open bathrooms) it was so serene and peaceful. Tokyo on the other hand is such a range of colors and sights. A very hectic and busy city that is always alive. Shopping was so fun. Japanese people invent some of the most amazing products – beauty and other inventions! So if you have a chance to go! I definitely recommend it! You won’t be disappointed!

Delicious Sashimi at the Tsujiki markets

Sashimi

Ramen

Imperial Palace

Tokyo tower

Mt Fuji

Honey Prawns

I love making honey prawns. They are actually pretty quick and easy and delicious!!

Ingredients:

  • Prawns
  • 1 & 1/4 cups Corn Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup chilled water
  • Peanut oil
  • Honey
  • Toasted Sesame seeds

All you need to do is devein your prawns and peel all the shell off except the tails.  Now its time to make the batter, combine the flour  and salt together, make a well and add the egg and water.

Dip the prawns in the batter and then deep fry them.

To make the sauce, combine peanut oil and honey in a frypan until runny and coat the prawns in this mixture.

Sprinkle sesame seeds and voila honey prawns 🙂 Really delish!!

 

 

Malaysian food

I love trying out new restaurants and recently I went to a place called Petaling street. They sell Malaysian food like Nasi lemak , roti canai, horfun and a variety of claypots. I absolutely love malaysian food and curries. We ordered the asam fish to share and I ordered the Nasi lemak. It has rendang, peanuts, cucumber, egg, and belachan. For those who love spicy food I would definitely give this dish a try. Maybe try the chicken Nasi lemak as the beef was a little dry.

                                                        

Chocolate chip cookies

One of the things I love to do is bake. Here is a quick recipe on baking delicious choc chip cookies.

Ingredients:
150g butter
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 3/4 cup plain flour
1 cup choc chips dark or milk

Method
Combine sugar butter and egg together then add the flour and choc chips. Spoon mixture onto baking trays and bake for 10 min in an oven 160 degrees . Cookies will be soft once they come out but will get harder as they cool. Easy and delish!

Bangles

Ever since I can remember I have loved jewellery – costume, vintage, silver gold – you name it and you can bet your bottom dollar that I will love it. So recently I raided my jewellery collection to see what I had there and found all these bangles that I haven’t worn in ages due to the gloomy winter weather but now that Spring looks like to be coming early I will definitely be taking out these beauties to shine.

Have you ever raided your collection and found pieces that you haven’t worn for ages??